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Benjamin Buetfering This case study shows how to introduce Lean in small and medium-sized enter... more
This case study shows how to introduce Lean in small and medium-sized enterprises. A easy-modified 3-phase method is presented, which is divided into three phases: change agent training, building lighthouses, and roll-out.
Lean, SME, Change Management, 5S
Gu van Rhijn Supplying more products with the same number of people by making the primar... more
Supplying more products with the same number of people by making the primary process smarter and through a smarter product design: implementation of Lean and Flow Factory at Biddle, The Netherlands in several steps: demand flow and lay out in fabrication (puncing, bending, spot welding, coating parts), flexibel assembly flow lines and workinstructions,
demand flow, pull, factory lay out, assembly cells
Jens Mehmann In today’s constantly evolving and innovating world, competition is also gr... more
In today’s constantly evolving and innovating world, competition is also growing. Industries are therefore trying to be as efficient as possible by optimizing their processes and reducing waste. Customers’ demands needs to fulfilled without keeping them waiting, industries produce goods in small batches which increases the changeover time or setup time. Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED), a Lean Manufacturing tool, is a concept used for reducing setup time and thus, reducing waste and increasing productivity. In this Case Study, the discussion brings light to the SMED technique applied to an FishFood Producer Company. The main objective was to reduce waste, viz., time wasting, by applying the SMED technique. The result should give us setup time in single digits, i.e. less than 20 minutes; thus reducing the cycle time of the process. The basic task was to identify the internal activities and convert them to external activities.
SMED
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Logan Vallandingham One-of-a-kind and highly customized products can require large degrees of m... more
One-of-a-kind and highly customized products can require large degrees of manual assembly. The manual assembly system should be designed according to the customer requirements and characteristics of the product. Strategic elements for the assembly system design can be decided based on the framework.
Manual assembly, One-of-a-kind, assembly system
Oladipupo Olaitan An implementation of a Nested Configuration of Lean Production control mech... more
An implementation of a Nested Configuration of Lean Production control mechanisms and Other control mechanisms developed and carried out in a high product mix manufacturing company.
Polca, Conwip, Kanban, control mechanisms
Birger Raa This case study handles the job shop scheduling problem in a flow shop at t... more
This case study handles the job shop scheduling problem in a flow shop at the case company. A simulation model was built to compare several algorithms based on priority rules. The effect of manpower allocation on the problem was included. An implementation plan is proposed for the suggested algorithm. Data obtained from a condensed implementation validated the theoretical results.
Order sequencing, sequence dependent, simulation, priority rules.
Hendrik van Landeghem In today’s constantly evolving and innovating world, competition is also gr... more
In today’s constantly evolving and innovating world, competition is also growing. Industries are therefore trying to be as efficient as possible by optimizing their processes and reducing waste. Customers’ demands needs to be fulfilled without keeping them waiting. This case study demonstrates a Lean implementation project in a manufacturing company.
Lean, 5S, visual management, standardization, Layout planning, value stream... more
Lean, 5S, visual management, standardization, Layout planning, value stream mapping.
Manouk Nijhof Variass implemented a customized version of POLCA to improve the process of... more
Variass implemented a customized version of POLCA to improve the process of 91% of the total amount of order flows. Two additional strategies were used to improve the process of the other 9%.
POLCA - Customized POLCA - QRM
Manouk Nijhof Reduction of lead time by making use of a customized version of POLCA (mate... more
Reduction of lead time by making use of a customized version of POLCA (material control system of QRM), namely G-POLCA, or Generic-POLCA.
G-POLCA, Generic-POLCA, Quick Response Manufacturing, Lead time reduction
Kirsten Schol-Janssen Reduction of lead time and improvement of service reliability by a global l... more
Reduction of lead time and improvement of service reliability by a global leader in power management solutions with the use of CONWIP / FIFO and TAKT.
CONWIP / FIFO / TAKT / lead time / reliability
Manouk Nijhof The reduction of lead time by making use of a QROC light. A temporary cell ... more
The reduction of lead time by making use of a QROC light. A temporary cell which is similar to a lean production line, in which a small batch of quotes moves between different departments with a takt time of one hour.
Quick Response Office Cells – “QROC light”
Manouk Nijhof After a takeover in 1997, SPX Assen started to refine markets and to focus ... more
After a takeover in 1997, SPX Assen started to refine markets and to focus on core activities (in contrast of being “stuck-in-the-middle”). This process could be related to the method of product profiling. The changes resulted in several positive outcomes.
Product profiling – Refining markets and focus on core activities
Manouk Nijhof Reorganizing the assembly department layout (u-shape) and the way of workin... more
Reorganizing the assembly department layout (u-shape) and the way of working helped SPX Flow Technology Assen to reduce the assembly lead time.
U-shape assembly
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